London: Photoshoot, Artist Interview & Galleries

At the beginning of June I spent a few days staying in London. I had a lot of fun and got involved in a couple of interesting projects, and want to share a little about what I got up to. 

I went up with my partner and we spent the day walking all around London (I think we walked over 10 miles total!) but mainly visited some of the museums and galleries. We spent a lot of time in the V&A, which I hadn't been to in quite a while. My postgrad degree was in Art History, and we had a lot of trips to the V&A, so it's quite a familiar place to me. My favourite parts are always the sculptures and huge Italian casts. We also went to the National Gallery, where I saw Van Gogh's A Wheat Field with Cypresses, one of my favourite paintings that inspires a lot of work and always sits on my desk, where I see it everyday. Finally seeing it in person was amazing!

The next day I met up with my friend Sam, an animator who wanted to do a photoshoot based on free flowing clothes and yoga-inspired poses in a natural setting. The shoot took place in Holland Park, a lovely part of London that I visited a lot when I lived there. It has lovely green spaces, waterfalls and a Japanese garden, so it's a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. We spent a couple of hours shooting, and I'm really pleased with the results. You can find Sam on Instagram @samsoninanimation. 

The next day I filmed an artist interview with Amber Roberts. Amber is an empowerment photographer based in West London, who uses her work to support mental health awareness. Making the interview was a lot of fun. It's the first video project I've made in a couple of years, and I'm pretty pleased with the result! Watch it below, and if you have any questions for Amber, you can contact her on Instagram @bluebirdandthorn.

I am also running a giveaway on Instagram! It runs until midnight June 25th. To enter, pop over to my Instagram @theartofhannahroseshaw, visit the giveaway post and answer a question to enter. 2 winners will win one of my art prints each! Good luck everyone!

Much love,

Hannah ✨

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